May 26, 2018
British English male voice, sampled at 8 kHz, for Festival
from the NetBSD maintainer
This voice provides a British English male voice using a residual excited LPC diphone synthesis method. It uses the CMU Lexicon pronunciations. Prosodic phrasing is provided by a statistically trained model using part of speech and local distribution of breaks. Intonation is provided by a CART tree predicting ToBI accents and an F0 contour generated from a model trained from natural speech. The duration model is also trained from data using a CART tree.
This voice can be activated via voice_rab_diphone.
It is sampled at 8 kHz and conflicts with the festvox-rab16 package 16 kHz samples.